Your well-being is the most important curriculum in the school of life! 

The YOUniversity

Well-being is a skill and all skills require practice!

The word university is derived from the Latin word universus, meaning “whole, entire.” Mindful Kindful YOUniversity (MK YOU) offers opportunties for YOU to come to a deeper understanding of yourself and your whole-being on this life journey.

Learn and practice how to navigate and flow through life moment to moment in healthy, balanced, and positive ways for mental and physical health and well-being ~ the foundation for greater strength, resilience, health, and happiness ~ through evidence-based practices combining science, psychology, nature, and ancient wisdom teachings to guide you.

Flowing and Growing Through Life

Everything is energy and energy is transforming. Nature shows us this time and time again. One season gently transforming to the next season, daylight into the darkness of night, windy storms settling into stillness. A fallen leaf eventually becomes part of the earth, a fallen pine cone becomes food or a seed, a seed becomes a tree or a flower. What may seem like the end is actually the becoming of something new. Energy transforming. Energy becoming.

Who have you become? Who are you becoming? Life has a way of bringing up this question again and again as we confront daily challenges, life-changing events, and certain milestones.

What if who you are becoming, or hope to become, is also about un-becoming everything that isn’t really you so you can discover, or re-discover, your true nature and how you want to show up in life – in health, in relationships, or in life circumstances.

While navigating the ups and downs of daily living, you can tap into the lessons and rhythms of nature, sound, and silence to positively support you in responding to life as it is and to help shape and transform our lives into harmony with our true nature to feel more nourished and deeply connected to ourselves, to others, and the world around us ~ mindful, kindful, peaceful.

Mindful Kindful YOuniversity offers these nourishing services to support you: Sound Healing Journeys / Drum Circles / Nature Retreats

Offered year-round in Baywood-Los Osos, CA and currently expanding to various locations in San Luis Obispo County. Visitors to the beautiful central coast of CA are welcome!  Public and private sessions or events are offered. Click on images below to learn more about each one.

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Our YOUniversity programs and offerings have been shifting and transforming. In 2017 I was inspired to launch Mindful Kindful YOUniversity to share mindfulness and well-being programs to make a positive impact on the lives of children, and adults, in our schools and communities while addressing the challenges youth (and adults) face in school and in life, which interfere with learning, relationships, and mental health & well-being. In 2022,  I needed to return to working full time in schools in my previous role as a speech-language therapist which meant letting go of teaching and developing my “Mindful Explorers” in-school and virtual programs.  In so doing, I was reminded of the incredible challenges of working in the public education system and and my focus has turned to offering Sound Journeys, Drum Circles, and Retreats for self-care, relaxation, connection, and healing for adults.  [LGBTQ friendly] And in June 2024 I will once again be leaving public education to commit to the YOUniversity offerings.
Thematic social-emotional learning (SEL) lessons, mindfulness practices, and extended activities for elementary school level children in school and at home. UPDATE 2023: THIS COURSE, AND PREVIOUS YOUTH/SCHOOL PROGRAMS, ARE ON PAUSE AT THIS TIME.

Dee DiGioia

Founder of “Mindful Kindful YOUniversity” 

Sound Healing Practitioner

Drum Circle Facilitator

Mindfulness & Life Skills Guide for Well-being through Nature Connectedness

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The symbolism of the dragonfly aligns with the intentions of Mindful Kindful YOUniversity. The dragonfly is often associated with transformation, wisdom, adaptability, resilience, and power. The dragonfly begins its life submerged under water as a nymph and endures many obstacles and challenges before emerging as the revered and beautiful dragonfly. As we shed any negative or unskillful patterns of limiting thoughts, behaviors, and habits, then we are growing our “wings” and are empowered to experience a whole new way of living in happiness, health, wisdom, and well-being. This is our true nature.